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Poster: Street Pig Date: May 6, 2007 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blubbering Deadheads

There was nothing like a Grateful Dead Concert, They were not the best at what they did, they were the only ones who did what they did, turned an asphalt parking lot into a sea of happieness for a day, painted a smile on faces and gave people an opportunity to explore themselves in realms never imagined, going to one concert and reading abunch of reviews is not the way start a thread like this but since ya started it, from 76 to 94 I saw some stellar shows and some not too great but the scene, vibe and experience alone was sufficient. I met some true charatcers on the road that I will never forget. "IF you get confused Listen to the music play, Pig

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Poster: Flakey Foont Date: May 6, 2007 4:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blubbering Deadheads

You mis understood my reply, I was conceding the point that possibly in the 90's maybe people regretted going to some shows, most of the shows I went to were in the 70's and the last was in 94; however, even in 94 I thought they were good

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Poster: Chris Freedom Date: May 6, 2007 5:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blubbering Deadheads

Hey Now

My two cents would be it just depends what kind of mood I am in. Sometimes in giving a hard but honest critique of a show it just shows how high deadhead standards are. Other times people including myself just got to bitch and moan. I grumbled about Sweeden 90, the show was sub-par, does that make me less of a head? I would have traded that show for a sweedish babe in a heartbeat. Sometimes,in the 90's I would hang outside and sing and jam with the locals or tour heads who were shut out.

This whole being a Deadhead thing is a balancing act.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: May 6, 2007 5:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Blubbering Deadheads

True. For me it's give and take and also risk/reward. Knowing what i know about the dead and improv and the gambles they took night in, night out there were going to be off nights and I accepted that. However, there is a huge difference between gambles and not caring. The later years had nights when there was little to no effort. That's where my complaint comes in. When you invest time on the dead hotline, post office wait, travel via car or air, hotel, ect and to have the band come out and not try it's a bit frustrating. When I cared more about the music then the band is when I gave up. if that's blubbering so be it, but as Rodney Dangerfield said in caddyshack, "well, I'm no doorknob either."